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Reference: 68569

Date Added: 8 November 2018
Closing Date: 3 December 2018

Job Title: Public Affairs Assistant / Policy Assistant

Working For: The Salvation Army

Location: London

Salary: £9.50 per hour (30 hours per week)

Job Details

Public Affairs Assistant key responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Public Affairs Adviser (Westminster) to develop and deliver a programme of visits with politicians to our front-line services and liaise with the Media Team to ensure appropriate media coverage.
  • Take responsibility for updating the Public Affairs and Social Policy Unit’s social media accounts.
  • Support the Unit as they raise awareness of key policy issues amongst decision makers and opinion formers.
  • Monitor parliamentary proceedings and government consultations for subjects of interest to The Salvation Army and attend key meetings in Parliament.
  • Support public affairs work at both internal and external conferences and assist with preparation for fringe events at the 2019 Party Conferences.
  • Assist in delivering key campaigns.
  • Prepare a report related to the political contact programme.

Policy Assistant key responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Public Affairs Adviser (Local Authorities) to develop and deliver a programme of visits with local politicians to our front-line work and liaise with the Media Team to ensure appropriate media coverage.
  • Support the Public Affairs and Social Policy Unit as they raise awareness of key policy issues by conducting policy research on any issues which may affect our service users or wider mission.
  • Track developments in local government and use this to help inform the localism agenda of the Unit.
  • Assist with stakeholder analysis and resource development to support lobbying at a local level.
  • Support public affairs work at both internal and external conferences and assist with preparation for fringe events at the 2019 Party Conferences.
  • Assist in delivering key campaigns.
  • Prepare a report related to the contact programme.

We are involved in media, policy, campaigning and lobbying work. Both post holders will be able to liaise with politicians, frontline personnel and internal stakeholders, have competence in multitasking and will be able to assist with the running of complex events.

Prior work experience for a politician or in a public affairs role would be advantageous.

Please note that each of these positions is part-time at 30 hours per week for a fixed 6 months.

https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/politics-policy

Closing Date: 3 December 2018

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews are due to take place on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December. Applicants will be asked to complete a short written task to be brought to the interview.

Start date in the week beginning 7th January 2019.

Application Details

Please send your CV and cover letter highlighting your suitability for your chosen role to public.affairs@salvationarmy.org.uk 

Please send your CV and cover letter as separate files with your full name as part of each filename.

Website: http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk

Additional Notes